“the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist.”(208) That was the end of peace and order in the island. From there is was set on fire and there was a big hunt for Ralph all after the boys lost their sense of society, order and resorted to their primal and natural instincts and behaviors. Lord of the Flies, follows a group of boys to their own destruction which ultimately leads to their rescue. The novel shows the descent and retreat to primitivity that happens when there is no society or set rules and standards to follow. There are many uses of
The island that the boys crash on is a big beautiful land that is very eye appealing. There is fruit on it and it is a very pure place that has barely been touched. The Garden of Eden is a story from the Bible and has many compatible attributes of the island the boys tend to. Not only does the island itself quaralate but some actions that took place there relate to the book. Such as the snake-like beast I talked about previously.
Just you listen! The first thing we ought to have made was shelter down there by the beach. It wasn't half cold down there in the night. But the first time Ralph says “fire” you goes howling and screaming up this here mountain. Like a pack of kids!” Furthermore, the moment when Jack lost his temper and shoved piggy breaking his lense, it represents how easily an orderly society can be disrupted and destroyed.
Simon is a very wise and philosophical type of boy. Quite simply, he uses his brain a lot more compared to most of the boys on the island. Despite his heightened intelligence, Simon is thoughtful, kind, and compassionate. Just like the disciple, Simon (Peter) in the Bible, Simon selflessly serves the boys around him and gives them comfort and advice. These soft
Here, invisible yet strong, was the taboo of the old life. Round the squatting child was the protection of parents and school and policemen and the law. Roger was conditioned by a civilization that knew nothing of him and was in ruins.” Consequently,
The events of the standoff become so intense that Roger acts with the deepest savagery. He then sends a boulder hurling down the mountainside killing Piggy, an innocent member of Ralph’s tribe. The text says, “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee…Piggy traveled thought the air sideways from the rock, turning over as he went” (113). Roger goes to the point of no return. He commits the ultimate sin, murder.
The setting is presented as ‘beautiful’ and ‘flawless’ whilst on the other hand Jack is presented as “something dark fumbling along”. This implies that Jack, and the children on the island, are the beasts, creatures, referred to in the title ‘Lord of the Flies’. Whereas in the text of Macbeth, the setting is first presented as evil, stated by Macbeth “no foul and fair a day I have not seen“. On the contrary Macbeth is presented as ‘brave’ and ‘courageous’, ‘the savior of the day’, this implies that the writers chose the great difference in setting and character for the reader to
Throughout history and literature, symbols have been used to represent the bigger picture or main ideas. This allows the reader to illustrate the symbol in their head and have a much better overall understanding of the book. A number of times during Golding’s Lord of the Flies, he uses symbols to illustrate the boys’ destruction and fall from order into savagery. The regression of the boys’ civilization is evident through Golding’s symbolic use of the conch shell, the signal fire and the beastie. All are critical for expressing Golding’s overall message.
The good the evil and the balance in between Good and evil can be found within everyone, most people have an equal balance while others tend to lean more to one side or the other. The novel Lord of the Flies is a novel written by author William Golding. Golding portrays the themes of good, evil and a balance between both. He does so by using three specific boys in the group, Jack, Ralph, and Simon to embody these themes. Each boy represents one of the following symbols: savagery, civilization or purity, these symbols represent the three themes.
Frodo is good and part of the fellowship. He was chosen by Gandalf to destroy the ring. The Ring, created by Sauron, is pure evil. Several time the ring tempts Frodo, and Frodo even falls into the temptation at times. In th very end when Frodo is on the Mount of Doom, ready to throw the ring into the fire, he almost decides to keep it, but at the last minute Gollum comes after the ring and fall off the mount with the ring in hand destroying it once and for all.